Humanities are academic disciplines that study aspects of human society and culture. It includes studying everything from how cultures and societies are formed and maintained; the importance and differences of language, how our past helps create our future and how we can try to think and work together to create better ones.
- The humanities help us understand others through their languages, histories and cultures.
- They foster social justice and equality.
- They reveal how people have tried to make moral, spiritual and intellectual sense of the world.
- The humanities teach empathy.
- They teach us to deal critically and logically with subjective, complex, imperfect information.
- And they teach us to weigh evidence sceptically and consider more than one side of every question.
- Humanities pupils build skills in writing and critical reading.
- The humanities encourage us to think creatively. They teach us to reason about being human and to ask questions about our world.
- The humanities develop informed and critical citizens.
At Kings Monkton School we offer a huge array of humanity subjects that pupils can study including:
- Religion and Philosophy
- English Literature
- Extended Project Qualification
- English Speaking Board
Pupils also have the opportunity to engage in decision making and learn the skills of democracy and having their voice heard, whether it is taking part in Public Speaking and Debating Competitions or engaging in Model United Nation debates. We offer the children a truly international experience through our ISA partnership with Dehli Public School, taking part in social and cultural debates; working on international outreach projects with International Camps, such as building communities in Cambodia, or taking part in International United Nation Competitions in Washington through our Global Young Leadership Conference.
Our provision is enhanced by a number of exciting trips to ensure that pupils learn about these subjects in context and learn important life lessons outside of the classroom:
- Visiting the geographic wonders of Iceland
- Exploring the culture and language of Madrid, China or San Francisco
- Investigating the history of Poland; Berlin or the France
- Supporting the regeneration of villages such as Cambodia; Borneo or Uganda.